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“Fantastic drinks and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 52 Canoes Tiki Den

52 Canoes Tiki Den
13a-14 Mellville Place, Edinburgh EH3 7PR, Scotland
0131 226 4732
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Ranked #224 of 1,901 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Polynesian, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic drinks and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We visited this bar Saturday 14th December and were drawn to its quirky exterior. As soon as we entered the bar staff greeted us warmly. Despite been undecided one get drink to have they offered the cocktail menu of which there were many and offered to make any other cocktail we could think of. All were made with fresh ingredients and presented lovely. The atmosphere was extremely relaxed and friendly therefore we returned before our evening meal and again after we had ate. The guys behind the bar made recommendations on drinks to us and the man playing guitar at the end of the evening was great entertainment and only negative was us been annoyed we hadn't found this place earlier!

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  • English first
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Fantastic staff and cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I love this bar. The staff could not be any friendlier and it is just that wee bit different from other places I frequent. Cocktails are fab and the surroundings are really nice.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best night out in ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We arrived early (6:00) on Friday, had a delicious sharing cocktail in a big green skull. The service was incredible, the staff entertaining and friendly. When more friends arrived we were moved to a booth to eat. Two of us had super tasty burgers and the others shared a platter. The platter was excellent value for money and I was impressed they smoked their own salmon. The arancini balls were scrumptious. They had a great DJ playing and we all got up to dance. Before we knew it it was time to go home. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Drink the rum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

They have 60 rums and tons of mad rum cocktails and home made ginger ale. These are why you should go. The food fills a hole but I would say is probably just above acereage pub food, not worth the visit in itself. The Rum certainly is though.

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hidden tiki den”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went here yesterday for another tasty brunch! Had the waffles, bacon, eggs and maple syrup, the other half had lamb kofte. Service was excellent, the staff are always so pleasant and friendly every time we go. Food is really tasty, and the layout and atmosphere is casual and relaxed. Great spot to spend a few hours on a rainy day, with the board games, similar to the sister restaurant the Espy, in Portobello.

Visited October 2013
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